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    • Braies, Italy

      Paddle on Lago di Braies

      5.0
      This beautiful alpine lake is often compared to the famous Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada and is an absolute must if you are in the Dolomites region.  Lago di Braies is the largest natural lake in the Dolomites and depending on the light, its crystal clear waters can be seen in shades of blue, gr...
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    • Braies, Italy

      Explore Pragser Wildsee

      4.0
      2.2 mi / 400 ft gain
      Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies, lies in a mostly German-speaking area of northern Italy close to the border with Austria. This glacial blue lake is surrounded by towering mountains and thick evergreen forests, which can be experienced on the 2.2-mile loop trail or Alta Via 1 trail....
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    • Braies, Italy

      Hike and Canoe at Lago Di Braies

      4.0
      2.2 mi
      Starting at the Hotel Lago Di Braies, you have the option to loop around the lake to hiker's left or right. To the left is the local dock, while to the right is a chapel and barn. Either way, you will end up where you started no longer than an hour and a half later. Once you are done with the loo...
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    • Braies, Italy

      Hike around Lago Di Braies

      5.0
      2.2 mi / 80 ft gain
      Only an hour and a half from Bolzano, or an hour from Cortina d'Ampezzo, (my home base while in the Dolomites), Lago Di Braies is a must do half day trip. This popular destination is known for it's beautiful blue water and towering surrounding peaks and it does not disappoint. Most only see the p...
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    • Braies, Italy

      Hike or Run the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites

      5.0
      93.2 mi / 26250 ft gain
      The Alta Via 1 is the definite trail through the Italian Dolomites, showcasing some of the most scenic terrain in all of the Alps. It begins at Lago di Braies and ends in the town Belluno, covering 150 kilometers and over 26,000' of elevation gain.Unlike backpacking or fastpacking in the United S...
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    • Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

      Hike to Rifugio Auronzo & The Three Peaks in the Dolomites

      8.7 mi / 1935.7 ft gain
      You start this easy hike from just before the toll road station on the road up from Misurina to Rifugio Auronzo. As you are looking towards the peaks and the trail starts on the right side of the road. The first part of the route takes you through some forest and across a couple of streams before...
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    • Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

      Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop

      5.0
      6.27 mi / 1352 ft gain
      The famous Italy Dolomites are littered with numerous great hikes to showcase them, however, this trail is the cream of the crop. It will not disappoint. You have the option of hiking up to Rifugio Auronzo from Misurina, which is detailed out here. The other option that makes it easier if you're ...
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    • Misurina, Italy

      Photograph Lago di Misurina

      This beautiful lake and small town are tucked away in the Dolomite Mountains. It is the largest lake in Cadore, and also was the last outdoor location ever used for an Olympic speed skating event. There is ample parking alongside the lake along with a dock where you can set up your tripod. On a c...
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    • 36 Via Val Fiscalina, Italy

      Ski Tour to the Sextener Stein in the Dolomites

      8.7 mi / 3608.9 ft gain
      The stunning tour in the Dolomites can be done in the winter as a ski/splitboard tour or as a snowshoe tour. It's also possible to hike the same route in the summer. The tour starts next to the Hotel Dolomitenhof, just across from the main parking area. Stating at 1450m, the first section of the...
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    • Misurina, Italy

      Photograph The Dolomites Near Misurina

      The Dolomites in this area are absolutely stunning, and you can pair these massive mountains well in pictures with small towns like Auronzo, Reane, and Misurina. It may be a bit cold, but going in October or later will allow you to see the mountains with some snow sprinkled among the peaks. If y...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Hike to Lago Di Sorapis & Rifugio Vandelli In The Dolomites

      7.1 mi / 1148.3 ft gain
      The hike to Lake Sorapis and Rifugio Vandelli is a nice day hike for all abilities of hiker. The trail starts from the roadside, on the road that leads from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Misurina. You'll see a gravel area at the side of the road where you can park - but get there early in the high season ...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Rock Climb the Dolomites

      This summer we discovered the Cinque Torri near Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites, and I think it may be my new favourite place to climb. In the summertime there are a few ways to reach the Cinque Torri. If you're only coming for the day, one of the easiest ways is to park on the Passo Falzarego...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Lago Limides

      1.77 mi / 213 ft gain
      Lago Limides is a small alpine lake on the Falzarego Pass in the Italian Dolomites, not far from Cortina d'Ampezzo. For this hike, we parked at the Falzarego Lagazuoi cable car station, and followed the trail on the opposite side of the road. The trail is a narrow dirt trail, but it's easy to fo...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Croda Da Lago Circut

      7.8 mi / 1148 ft gain
      Brass Tax Hiking tracks: 437, 434, 435 Distance: 7.8 miles  / 12.5 km  - 759 meter elevation change. Time: 7+ hours Difficulty: Moderate/difficult Stay: Rifugio Palmieri Things to Note: Trails in the Dolomites are defined by numbers. You will also notice in your planning that there are also tra...
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    • Corvara in Badia, Italy

      Climb The Brigata Tridentina Via Ferrata

      2.5 mi / 2316.3 ft gain
      If you want to add a via ferrata on to your itinerary for the Dolomites, then the Pisciadù Via Ferrata (also known as Brigata Tridentina Klettersteig) is one of the best. A Dolomites classic! This VF is easily accessible from the village of Colfosco, on the Passo Gardena mountain pass, with a sma...
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    • Corvara in Badia, Italy

      Hike from Rifugio Pisciadu to Rifugio Franz Kostner via Piz Boè

      5.4 mi / 2099.7 ft gain
      If you're planning a trip to the Dolomites, you simply must plan a hut-to-hut hike.Last year I did a number of multi-day hikes from hut to hut, and this one definitely has to be one of the most dramatic.I've already shared the first day of the adventure in this post, so today I'm going to share t...
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    Guides, Insights and Stories from Braies

    Exploring the Most Famous Lake in the Dolomites

    Exploring the Most Famous Lake in the Dolomites

    Cat Ekkelboom-White

    25 Photos from Our Microadventure in the Dolomites - Lago Di Braies

    25 Photos from Our Microadventure in the Dolomites - Lago Di Braies

    Cat Ekkelboom-White

    A Trip to the Dolomites with My Dad

    A Trip to the Dolomites with My Dad

    Cameron Catanzano

    Iron Roads: Hiking and Via Ferrata in Italy's Dolomite Mountains

    Iron Roads: Hiking and Via Ferrata in Italy's Dolomite Mountains

    Tommy Nagle

    How to Explore the Dolomites

    How to Explore the Dolomites

    The Outbound Collective

    My Favorite Trek in Europe (so far): The Indomitable Dolomites.

    My Favorite Trek in Europe (so far): The Indomitable Dolomites.

    Rob Feakins